Registration Opens For 2022 Sweets & Snacks Expo


Washington — Registration is now open for the 2022 Sweets & Snacks Expo, taking place May 23 to 26 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. This year marks the event’s 25th anniversary, and show organizer NCA notes it will attract hundreds of candy and snack makers, a new spin on education and a reimagined Destination Front End. The show kicks off with the annual Most Innovative New Product Awards, showcasing groundbreaking ideas, concepts and products in the candy and snacks categories.

“The Sweets & Snacks Expo serves as the launch pad for innovative new products and industry-shaping trends. There’s no better way to get a taste of the best in candy and snacks than by experiencing it in person,” says John Downs, NCA president & CEO. “We’re thrilled to celebrate 25 years of success by providing this opportunity for attendees to return to business, get inspired and create valuable connections with the best minds in the industry.”

In addition to the new products and trends that will be unveiled at the Sweets & Snacks Expo, the 2022 show will offer a robust educational program, including Eye-Opener sessions and trend forecast presentations that will tackle topics including the future of ecommerce and the disruption of front-end merchandising. 

The event also features the Sweets & Snacks Supplier Showcase, a marketplace dedicated to helping confectionery and snack suppliers highlight ingredients, machinery, packaging and other services that help manufacturers address evolving consumer needs and desires.  

The NCA notes that the health and safety of the Sweets & Snacks Expo community remain a top priority. Show management will abide by state and local public health COVID-19 requirements and CDC guidance to keep show visitors safe. Current protocols include vaccination and/or testing requirements, mask usage and enhanced hygiene protocols. Visit to learn more about the Sweets & Snacks Expo’s COVID-19 safety policies.